ISLAMABAD: The courtroom on Saturday denied bail to the daddy of a British lady believed to have been the sufferer of an “honour killing.”
Samia Shahid, a twin nationwide, was murdered in July throughout a go to to her household village in Punjab province.
“There was a listening to into the bail software by Samia Shahid’s father, however the courtroom rejected it,” defence lawyer Mian Arif advised AFP.
Arif stated that the subsequent listening to would happen subsequent week in Jhelum, whereas the accused would file one other bail petition to the excessive courtroom.
The victims’s second husband, Mukhtar Kazam, claims she was murdered for bringing “dishonour” to her household.
Kazam has stated his spouse had angered her mother and father by changing to his sect, earlier than their wedding ceremony.
Police have accused her ex-husband Muhammad Shakeel and father Muhammad Shahid of being concerned in her killing.
Shahid’s ex-husband has additionally been charged with raping her.
Police have additionally accused Samia’s mom and sister of abetting the crime; nevertheless, the 2 have fled to the UK, in line with police.
The chief of the native police station was later arrested for serving to them escape.
Kazam and Shahid, each twin British-Pakistani residents, had been married for 2 years and have been dwelling in Dubai.
At a information convention in August, Kazam introduced a replica of the postmortem report into his spouse’s demise that stated the 28-yr-previous had marks on her neck, suggesting she had been strangled.
Shahid’s father has denied the fees, claiming his daughter died of pure causes.
A whole lot of girls are murdered by kin within the conservative Muslim nation annually on the pretext of defending what’s seen as household honour.
Rights teams and politicians have for years referred to as for harder legal guidelines to deal with perpetrators of violence towards ladies in Pakistan.
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